Feb 11, 2021, 1:03 PM
The Board of Directors and Management of the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) on Wednesday 10 February 2021, embarked on field visit to GRA offices within the Greater Banjul Area (GBA)
“Equally, all markets throughout The Gambia, regardless of the category of goods they sell, shall now open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily to allow for normal cleansing. Boutiques, food and non-essential vendors and supermarkets shall now resume their normal business hours.”
“However, the Public Health (DANGEROUS INFECTIOUS DISEASES) PROTECTION REGULATIONS, 2020 remain effective and all non-essential PUBLIC PLACES remain temporarily closed.
In this Order, Non-Essential Public Places include —
(a) Bars and pubs;
(b) Sit-in restaurants;
(c) Cinemas and video clubs;
(e) Night clubs and music lounges;
(f) Group events at beaches;
(g) Casinos and gaming parlours; and
(h) Sporting fields.”
“Similarly, the Prohibition of public gatherings is still in effect and the following are prohibited:—
(a) Public gatherings for events such as naming ceremonies, weddings and other social events; and (b) Children roaming the streets unaccompanied by an adult.
Violation of this Order
A person who violates this Order commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of one thousand Dalasis.
All other Regulations on the compulsory wearing of facemasks, closure of air, sea and land borders of The Gambia and penalties for spreading false information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic also remain in place.”
Mustapha Mbye, head of Ethics Committee of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) has made it clear that the decision from the parliament on Monday to choose only three media houses to cover the assembly sittings and bar others was “unilateral”, arguing that parliament should not take any decisions that divide people.
Police investigations into the fire outbreak that gutted the entire Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources found no foul play in the act, while blaming electrical surge for the incident.